b'2023 AusLSAOUR PEOPLE OUR ENVIRONMENT OUR COMMUNITY OUR GOVERNANCESUSTAINABILITY SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS: SUMMARY AND HIGHLIGHTS:PROFILE Russell Kennedy continues to make a concerted effort toLed by our Pro Bono Practice Group, we promote access to justice byAt Russell Kennedy we are committed to compliance with the reduce its carbon foot print and reduce the impact it has onidentifying key areas of unmet legal need and building andlaw and recognise that we have a responsibility to uphold the the environment so helping protect it for future generations.maintaining expertise in those areas. Over many years, RKs Pro Bonohighest levels of ethical and risk management standards. We We support environmental stewardship by utilising businessPractice has developed expertise in legal issues affecting asylumare governed by a Board comprising six Principals. The Legal processes that enables waste prevention and promotes theseekers and refugees, people in immigration detention, not-for- Risk and Compliance Manager reports to the Managing effective use of resources and also through businessprofits and charities, wills and estates, dispute resolution, andDirector, and is responsible for the firms legal risk improvement process and initiatives that aim to furtheremployment. In the last 8 years we have run three major test cases:management and compliance activities and establishing a reduce our use of power and other resources.SZQRB v Minister for immigration and Citizenship [2012] FCA 1053,risk aware culture. Russell Kennedy has documented policies Covid 19 had a significant, positive, impact on our[2013] HCA Trans 323, M64 v Minister for Immigration and Borderand procedures in areas such as people and culture, finance, environmental sustainability.As business has returned to aProtection [2015] HCA 50 and BMF 16 v Minister for Immigration andand IT (including the requirement for cyber security training). post covid normal in 2022/23 RK seen an increase in theBorder Protection [2016] FCA 1530 and successfully run 11 medicalThere is a well established code of conduct and a business general consumption of goods and services, not to pre covidtransfer matters for refugees. Since 2019, the Pro Bono Practice hascontinuity plan which incorporates an emergency levels but up in a number of categories up by over 200% onpartnered with Monash Law Schools clinical programme in running amanagement plan. Russell Kennedy does not have a formal 20221/22 numbers, namely personal mileage claims, Taxis andClimate Justice Clinic (CJC) that gives students the opportunity tosupply chain management policy but does work domestic flights. Encouragingly paper consumption has onlyexpand and apply their knowledge of climate law. We have strongcollaboratively with its suppliers to ensure that where ever increased by a marginal amount.links to community organisations such as the Asylum Seeker Resourcepossible, environmentally sustainable products are Centre, Refugee Legal, the Human Rights Law Centre, Environmentalpurchased. This collaboration takes into account source of Justice Australia, Youthlaw, Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service andproduction, manufacturers and suppliers ethical processes Justice Connect. We have also embarked on planning for our Reflectsuch as fair trade, packaging materials where appropriate Reconciliation Action Planand whole of life cycle impacts including product use and fit for purpose, consumption (low versus high yield) and finally endof life disposal.CLIMATEINDIGENOUSCODE OF CONDUCT ACTIONRECONCILIATION /RISK MANAGEMENTINITIATIVES:TelecommutingEnergy efficient refits undertakenSpecify energyINITIATIVES: efficient appliancesTeleconferencing facilities and trainingEarth Hour Reconciliation Action PlanCultural awareness trainingNAIDOC WeekEnd of trip facilitiesEfficient building and lighting automationNational Reconciliation WeekInternships and employmentPro bono supportVolunteering and secondmentsCollaboration for reconciliation GROSS EMISSIONSFunding and donations392t - 1.2t per employee NON LEGAL 0% 1.8% 326tVOLUNTEERING %83%INITIATIVES: 14.9% 1.4%NFP BoardsOrganised staff volunteeringBlood donations 66tStudent tutoring and mentoringCPD for community sector lawyers0 0 16.9%. 1 8t/e e e . 0 2t/e e em lo y m lo yp pCHARITABLE 0% 0%GIVING %INITIATIVES: NET EMISSIONSWorkplace givingMatched fundingfor employee donationsInternal appeals 392t - 1.2t per employee and collectionsLEGAL ENVIRONMENTAL PRO BONO MANAGEMENTThese icons provide limited information about the INITIATIVES:firms legal pro bono commitment. More extensive information is reported by the Australian Pro BonoWorld Environment Day Centre and on individual firms websites.Click for further RECYCLING100% 100% 100% 100% information from AusLSA: OFFICESPAPER7,326 90% USAGE 2 R3 e tk g/employ e e cycled cont e nINITIATIVES:Paperlite office programGreen accredited paper purchase specificationFollow me printingRecycled paper purchase specificationPAPER CERTIFICATION:Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) certified133'